Byrne snatches victory with last gasp move

Buildbase BMW pair James Westmoreland and Jon Kirkham were locked in a thrilling duel as they swapped positions in pursuit of fourth place before James Ellison entered the fray on the Milwaukee Yamaha.

Ellison made a stunning recovery after starting from the fifth row of the grid in 17th position to charge through the field.

As the race reached a conclusion, Brookes had moved to the front but the wily Byrne waited until the last corner on the final lap to strike a crucial blow and the 36-year-old held on for the victory.

Brookes was next with Lowes completed the podium positions.

Westmoreland emerged on top of his battle with Kirkham, while Ellison celebrated a well-deserved sixth place finish.

PR Kawasaki's Karl Harris was a solid seventh, with the top ten completed by Bathams Honda rider Michael Rutter, PJ Jacobsen on the Tyco Suzuki and Jakub Smrz on the Padgetts Honda Fireblade.

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Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit:]
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Peter Hickman , RAF Reserves BMW, BSB, [Credit:]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit:]
Josh Brookes, Milwaukee Yamaha, BSB [Credit:]
John Hopkins, Moto Rapido Ducati, BSB [Credit:]
Jason O`Halloran (AUS), Honda Racing, [Credit:]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki BSB [Credit:]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki BSB [Credit:]
Ian Hutchinson, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit:]
Ian Hutchinson, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit:]
Dan Linfoot (GBR), Honda Racing, BSB [Credit:]
Chris Walker, Be Wiser Kawasaki, BSB [Credit:]
Billy McConnell, Smiths Racing BMW, BSB [Credit:]
Adam Jenkinson, Milwaukee Yamaha, BSB [Credit:]
Adam Jenkinson, Milwaukee Yamaha, BSB [Credit:]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki BSB [Credit:]

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